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Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich dead at 83

ELIZABETH — Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, who was first elected to the position in 1977, died Sunday at the age of 83. Froehlich succumbed to cancer, which he had been battling for several months, shortly after he was honored…

Outside spending plagues our electoral process

by Jeff Brindle Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups but until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests, the Center for Responsive Politics…

Sierra Club endorses Roy Cho for Congress

STATE — Roy Cho, candidate for Congress in the 5th District, received a major endorsement from the national Sierra Club and the group’s 16,000-member strong New Jersey chapter. It is the first time since 2006 that the Sierra Club has…

TRENTON – A former Elizabeth resident was among four people charged criminally today with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. Since March, the Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against 12 people for allegedly engaging…

Bully Busters at Barnes & Noble July 30

UNION COUNTY — After anti-bullying activists Lorrie Christel Sanchez and Carol Blank created a “Bully Busters” club at the Livingston Avenue School in Cranford, schools in the neighboring towns of Linden and Rahway followed suit. The success of the club…

How Long Will You Wait at the Emergency Room?

Nationwide data recently released by the federal government shows you how long it takes, on average, to see a doctor or other licensed professional at hospitals. For an average hospital in New Jersey, patients wait in emergency rooms 33 minutes…

Earth’s climate change measured from space

NASA this month successfully launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. OCO-2 will be collecting space-based global measurements of atmospheric CO2 with…

Route 22 Auto Sales fined $1.8 million plus restitution

STATE – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs obtained a $1.8 million settlement plus consumer restitution from eight auto dealerships and their owners, Carmelo Giuffre, of Brooklyn, New York, and Ignazio Guiffre, of Colts Neck. The settlement resolves a state…